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singer1812 January 10, 2012 11:10

CFXPOST V13 Mirror Transform without Copy
Anyone know how to do this? I want to mirror a contour, but the mirror transform retains the original contour.

I cant rotate the contour (which doesnt retain the original copy) becuase it is a 3D object with different contours on the front and back side. Rotation just shows the other side of the contour, which is not what I intend.

singer1812 January 10, 2012 11:15

Sorry to reply to my own post, but would like to remove one other method someone might suggest. I tried rotating 180 degrees with face culling, which almost works, but shows unwanted interior geometry, so that can't be used.

stumpy January 10, 2012 16:38

A Clip Plane could hide the original copy, but it would hide everything else too. Do you need to retain some bits of the original geometry?

singer1812 January 10, 2012 16:41

The reflection plane cuts through the center of the body, so a clip plane doesn't work. But that does give me an idea, I could mirror and translate a large distance and zoom in to exclude the original body.

I will give that a try, thanks!

singer1812 January 10, 2012 18:27

Just as an FYI, the translate and mirror doesn't work. Any other ideas appreciated.

ghorrocks January 10, 2012 20:41

This is pretty horrible but you could export the contour line as XY points then do the mirror yourself and then re-enter it into CFD-Post as a points. If nothing else works this might do it.

singer1812 January 11, 2012 09:59

Horrible is the right word for that! :)

I dont think that will be practical in my case. I am generating eyecandy movies for upper-ups and wanted the front and back side of the item pointing in the same direction (I am using a 2 view window to display both at same time), and thought someone might have something quick and clever that would work.

I will probably end up generating it without the mirror.

singer1812 January 11, 2012 12:47

As an FYI to the forum. Got word back from CFX and this behavior is a bug. They are hoping to have it fixed in V14.5

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